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KONA, Hawaii — Koyo USA, a company that sells bottled water from the ocean off Kona, Hawaii, has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement to the department of health for using unfiltered water, according to KHON 2 News.
The initial fine was over $5 million against the company being accused by the state of diverting concentrated ocean water that had been rejected by its reverse osmosis system, stated the article.
“For reasons no one can understand or explain a small bypass was put in taking some of the unfiltered water into the final drinking product,” said Department of Health Deputy Director of Environmental Health Gary Gill.
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